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16 Aug 2018 description

The Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) aims to improve the learning opportunities and outcomes for up to one million of the world’s most marginalised girls. Access to a good quality education will give these girls the chance of a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.

These projects were selected through an open and transparent process and assessed for their ability to implement new and effective ways to get girls into school, keep them there and make sure they receive a good quality education in ways which are sustainable beyond the GEC funding.

10 Aug 2018 description

The UK, US and Norway have issued a Troika statement on the South Sudan peace process..

UK, US and Norway statement on the South Sudan peace process:

16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

29 Jun 2018 description

The following is a joint statement issued by the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Norway.

16 Feb 2018 description

UK, US and Norway statement on Phase 2 of the High Level Revitalization Forum for South Sudan.

18 Jan 2018 description

The UK is to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Africa by deploying three RAF Chinook helicopters to Mali.

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss the UK’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron.

The helicopters, which will provide logistic support to French troops, are part of a wider effort to increase stability in the Sahel region of Africa in order to tackle Islamist terrorism.

16 Jan 2018 description

This national action plan is the UK government’s 5-year strategy for how we will meet our Women, Peace and Security commitments under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 to reduce the impact of conflict on women and girls and to promote their inclusion in conflict resolution. It is part of wider efforts to ensure that the UK’s foreign policy consciously and consistently delivers for women and girls.

12 Jan 2018 description

UK, US and Norway condemn violations of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement in South Sudan.

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) strongly condemn the continuing pattern of violations of the 21 December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement by parties to the South Sudan High Level Revitalisation Forum (the Forum), and call on all parties to immediately and fully implement the CoH in letter and spirit and ensure humanitarian access throughout the country.

24 Dec 2017 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 21 December 2017 - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed a multi-year contribution of £7.5 million (approximately US$9.9 million) spread over three years from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the critical needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, and those anticipated to arrive between 2018 and 2020.

21 Dec 2017 description

The Troika Welcomes the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access Concerning the Conflict in South Sudan.

On Thursday 21 December, the parties to the conflict in South Sudan signed the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians, and Humanitarian Access in Addis Ababa.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Troika calls on all parties to participate in the upcoming South Sudan peace talks.

30 Nov 2017 description

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) recently traveled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya in support of the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to urgently convene a High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

21 Jul 2017 description

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

16 May 2017 description

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on sexual violence in conflict.

Thank you Minister, Mr President, for convening this important open debate.

03 Apr 2017 description

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 30, 2017

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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14 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, South Sudan, and Somalia.

I would like to begin by thanking Stephen for his briefing. As well as for his initiative and stamina in confronting the toughest humanitarian challenges that the world present. And through him, may I pay tribute to all humanitarian workers responding to these humanitarian challenges, which are of a scale so unprecedented, so unacceptable that it’s almost unimaginable.

09 Mar 2017 description

KHARTOUM, Sudan – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a recent contribution of £2 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to its programme from the Government of the United Kingdom to respond to the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.